KMFRC Board of Directors – Volunteer Posting
The Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC) is seeking applications from those interested in joining our volunteer Board of Directors. Reporting to the Board of Directors’ President, Board Member volunteers are responsible for acting in the best long-term interests of the KMFRC and the community. The ideal candidate will bring broad knowledge and an inclusive perspective to the role to assist the Board in informed decision-making to help the KMFRC facilitate the efficient operation of the organization.
- Approximately 4-6 hours per month (Board Meetings, preparing for Board Meetings, participating in committees and attending special events)
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Believes in, practices and aligns program goals with organizational mission, vision, and values
- Keep up-to-date with issues and trends that affect the organization
- Attend, and actively participate in, monthly Board Meetings
- Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation
- Participate in ongoing professional development opportunities
- Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work, and make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed
- Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs and participate in the approval of the annual budget
- Avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Understand and maintain confidentiality
- Participate actively in at least one sub-committee (e.g., Fundraising)
- Ensure the organization is in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Participate in the review of the KMFRC’s mission and objectives and in the development of a strategic plan (a MANDATORY requirement for all Board members).
- Help the Board to monitor the performance of the KMFRC in relation to its mission, objectives, core values and reputation
- Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct, conflict of interest and other polices that apply to the Board of Directors and support governance decisions once made
- Help establish, review and monitor operational polices
- Participate in the evaluation of the ED
- Identify prospective Board members and assist with Board recruitment as required
- Participate in the evaluation of the Board itself (via an annual Board self-evaluation)
- Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
- Be an ambassador for the KMFRC – ensure one’s involvement is known within their own network of friends and contacts.
- Keep informed about community issues relevant to the mission and objectives of the KMFRC
- Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Works well independently and as part of a team
- Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and to problem solve
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Excel is an asset
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Bilingualism is an asset
- Current CPIC including Vulnerable Sector Check
- First Aid/CPR is an asset
- Strong knowledge of the Kingston Military community
- All volunteer applicants are required to complete our screening process, which includes providing the KMFRC with a Police Records Check with vulnerable sector screening and two (2) references.
- All volunteers must sign a comprehensive confidentiality agreement
- All volunteers receive an orientation that outlines KMFRC policies and procedures, AODA, Workplace Violence and Harassment, and WHMIS
- KMFRC offers quarterly professional development/educational workshops on various topics.
- Ability to attend evening Board meetings, and various events held throughout the year including, but not limited to, the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- Physical Activity - Low levels of physical effort required with the ability to modify positions/move as needed (e.g., sitting at a desk, walking on even surfaces, keyboarding). On occasion, individuals may be required to lift up to 22 pounds (e.g., printed materials, supplies) and to carry items upstairs or from room to room for up to 30 minutes at a time.
- Gain hands-on skills and experience working for a not-for-profit Board
- Develop your resume and acquire references
- Grow confidence and resiliency within a supportive team setting
- Build social networks and gain new contacts
- Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others through volunteer work
- Give back to an organization that inspires and motivates you
How to Apply:
- Those interested in applying can email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “Board of Directors Application” in the subject line of the email by September 30th, 2022. In order to apply directly through our online application system by clicking here: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/33b76e5d-afea-4703-a7d3-db478b930e6e/1